Observations in the Species: Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

English Name: Blaasoppies or Bladder Cotton or Firesticks or Gansies or Gansiesbos or Kapokbossie or Katoenbos or Katoenbossie or Lebejana or Leyeyana or Melkbos or Milkweed or Moethimolo or Molimolo or Shrubby Milkweed or Tontel or Tontelbos or Tontelbossie or Tonteldoosbos or Usingalwesalukazi or Vleiklapper or Vleiklappers or Wild Cotton or Wildegaring or Wildekapok

Synonyms also shown: Asclepias pubiseta, Asclepias abyssinica, Asclepias fruticosa var. angustissima, Asclepias setosa, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Asclepias albida, Asclepias euphorbioides, Asclepias flavida, Asclepias phillipsiae, Asclepias glabra, Asclepias lanata, Asclepias fruticosa, Asclepias crassifolia, Gomphocarpus frutescens, Gomphocarpus fruticosus var. purpureus, Asclepias crinita, Gomphocarpus arachnoideus, Gomphocarpus lanatus, Gomphocarpus crinitus, Gomphocarpus cornutus, Gomphocarpus setosus, Gomphocarpus verticillatus, Gomphocarpus angustifolius, Gomphocarpus fruticosus, Gomphocarpus fruticosus var. angustissimus, Asclepias salicifolia, Asclepias cornuta, Asclepias angustifolia

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Milkweed (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) Klipriviersberg nature reserve

Milkweed (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) Klipriviersberg nature reserve
By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Klipriviersberg nature reserve
Observed on: 16th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: No hairs seen on young shoots so I made it Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

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By: Sivile
Location: Mpumalanga, South Africa
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4

Milkweed, Blaasoppies

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in Plants
Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed on: 23rd September 2012
Added to iSpot: 17th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Observed on: 25th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Milkweed

Milkweed
By: tony rebelo
iSpot TeamBotanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Assegaai Trails - Cottages
Observed on: 27th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Asclepias fruticosa?

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By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Plantskbraunsd's reputation in Plantskbraunsd's reputation in Plantskbraunsd's reputation in Plants
Location: Ngwempisi valley, Khelekhele camp
Observed on: 19th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th July 2014
Likely ID: Asclepias fruticosa
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Shrub, sandy soil, riverbank. Savanna/woodland.

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

 Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: R62 Paardepoort Turn off
Observed on: 2nd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Balloon Cottonbush (Kirkwood)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: R336, Kirkwood
Observed on: 7th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Naturalized in South Africa but native to tropical Africa

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: R62 Paardepoort Turn off
Observed on: 2nd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

nymph waiting for buds to open

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By: WolfRolandWolfRoland is knowledgeable about PlantsWolfRoland's earned reputation in PlantsWolfRoland's earned reputation in PlantsWolfRoland's earned reputation in PlantsWolfRoland's earned reputation in Plants
Location: Kgaswane Nature Reserve
Observed on: 24th January 2011
Added to iSpot: 19th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 6

Vleiklapper

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By: Derick Damon
Cape Nature
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Location: Waterval Nature Reserve
Observed on: 12th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Milkweed

Milkweed
By: tony rebelo
iSpot TeamBotanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Langrietvlei
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

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By: Andrew Hankey
Africa Nature TrainingBushveld Experience Skills & TrainingLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Sediba
Observed on: 5th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Melkbos

Melkbos
By: Georg FritzGeorg Fritz is knowledgeable about PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in Plants
Location: R549, Meyerton
Observed on: 3rd April 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

White-flowered shrub

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Location: Signal Hill, Grahamstown
Observed on: 26th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th March 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Outside Western Gate, Baviaanskloof
Observed on: 27th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus

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By: Paul HPaul H's reputation in PlantsPaul H's reputation in PlantsPaul H's reputation in Plants
Location: M6, Cape Peninsula
Observed on: 12th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th February 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3

Tonteldoosbos

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By: Arika M
Groen SebenzaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Hantam NBG
Observed on: 27th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st January 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R555, Middelburg
Observed on: 4th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th January 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Melkbos

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By: M KriekM Kriek's reputation in PlantsM Kriek's reputation in PlantsM Kriek's reputation in Plants
Location: 0A, Kameeldrift Road
Observed on: 7th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 8th December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Several beetles, hemiptera and unusual flies attending.

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
By: Graham G
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Farm Ntsinini, N4, Waterval Onder
Observed on: 14th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 2nd December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asclepias fruiticosa (1)

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Location: 9, Church St
Observed on: 22nd January 2006
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Melkbos, Shrubby Milkweed (Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus)

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By: Joanette Le CornuJoanette Le Cornu's reputation in PlantsJoanette Le Cornu's reputation in PlantsJoanette Le Cornu's reputation in Plants
Location: N14, Ventersdorp
Observed on: 25th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th November 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
By: PieterMierPieterMier is knowledgeable about PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in Plants
Location: Orange River
Observed on: 26th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th November 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

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By: Brenton
Location: R43, Greater Hermanus
Observed on: 29th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 4th November 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: about 1meter white a hairy

Milkweed

Milkweed
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Pootjiespram Campsite 3
Observed on: 25th August 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Milkweed

Milkweed
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Orange River at Pootjiespram Campsite 3
Observed on: 25th August 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Milkweed

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in PlantsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in Plants
Location: B6, Khomas
Observed on: 18th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

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By: Elis
Location: Port Nolloth, Namakwa
Observed on: 18th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Melkbos

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By: M KriekM Kriek's reputation in PlantsM Kriek's reputation in PlantsM Kriek's reputation in Plants
Location: R512, Hartbeespoort
Observed on: 11th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 11th July 2013
Identifications: 5
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Gomphocarpus

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Location: D831, Hardap, near Duwisib
Observed on: 25th March 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st June 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Milkweed

Milkweed
By: tony rebelo
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Location: R712 east of Golden Gate Glen Reenen Rest Campsite
Observed on: 7th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th May 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Gamka Eco and Olive Estate
Observed on: 14th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th May 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
By: PieterMierPieterMier is knowledgeable about PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in PlantsPieterMier's earned reputation in Plants
Location: Orange River
Observed on: 11th October 2009
Added to iSpot: 22nd April 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

Gomphocarpus  fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Phaladingwe Hiking Trail
Observed on: 20th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 30th January 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

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By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Sani Pass
Observed on: 27th January 2013
Added to iSpot: 29th January 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 8
Comments: 6
Description:

Sani Pass Flower Weekend

Low shrub. Flowers and leaves make it Gomphocarpus and the spindle fruit makes it G. fruticosus. Common in lower Sani Pass.

Asclepias fruticosa

Asclepias fruticosa
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Lonehill Green belt
Observed on: 19th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 27th December 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: Plant about 75cm tall.

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

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By: FR de Villiers
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: N11, Groblersdal
Observed on: 9th January 2010
Added to iSpot: 22nd December 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Ou man se Ballas

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By: Andrew Hankey
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Location: 1, Kafue Rd
Observed on: 7th October 2012
Added to iSpot: 8th October 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Swartberg Pass
Observed on: 10th February 2012
Added to iSpot: 5th September 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2
Description: Shrub about 1.5m tall with opposite linear leaves.

Gomphocarpus fruticosus - milkweed

Gomphocarpus fruticosus - milkweed
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about PlantsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in PlantsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in PlantsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in PlantsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in PlantsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Plants
Location: Oubergpad, Baviaanskranz
Observed on: 20th November 2007
Added to iSpot: 17th April 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0

Cotton Milkweed

Cotton Milkweed
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Avontuur sw Grasberg River
Observed on: 5th October 2011
Added to iSpot: 15th April 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Gomphocarpus  fruticosus
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Phaladingwe Hiking Trail
Observed on: 10th January 2012
Added to iSpot: 7th March 2012
Likely ID: Milkweed (Gomphocarpus fruticosus)
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Gariepdam
Observed on: 19th December 2011
Added to iSpot: 29th February 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Species with which Blaasoppies or Bladder Cotton or Firesticks or Gansies or Gansiesbos or Kapokbossie or Katoenbos or Katoenbossie or Lebejana or Leyeyana or Melkbos or Milkweed or Moethimolo or Molimolo or Shrubby Milkweed or Tontel or Tontelbos or Tontelbossie or Tonteldoosbos or Usingalwesalukazi or Vleiklapper or Vleiklappers or Wild Cotton or Wildegaring or Wildekapok (Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus) interacts

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